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Cal Thomas: Racism, rioting and redemption


For release: 06/02/20

It was a night I shall never forget.

The date was April 4, 1968. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had been assassinated in Memphis and I was flying home to Washington, D.C., from Atlanta. As the plane descended over National Airport, I could see flames. Part of the city of my birth and capital of the nation was on fire.

The riots domestic terrorists and possibly international forces trying to destabilize the country for fomenting violence and destruction of property.

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